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Radiation Therapist

Job ID: 11265
Location: Longview, WA
Work Type: Part Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 0.50
Benefit Eligibility: Part-time benefits

Job Description

Description

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.​

PeaceHealth is seeking a Radiation Therapist for a Part Time, Day position.  Hourly compensation starts at $41.49, more depending on experience.

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for the accurate treatment, simulation, and dosimetry of patients undergoing ionizing radiation treatment in accordance with standards of practice.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Administers prescribed doses of radiation to specific body parts using Linear Accelerator Equipment according to the established practices and Standards.
  • Performs dosimetric calculations under the supervision of a physicist or dosimetrist, using either manual or computerized dose calculations.
  • Assists with Brachytherapy procedures.
  • Warms up treatment machines/simulator and checks all safety and operational procedures; reports any erratic operation to the physicist
  • Checks the laser positioning to ensure proper alignment.
  • Verifies dose through barometer and thermometer measurements; reports any discrepancies to physicist.
  • Follows Principles of Radiation Protection for patient, self and others. Adhere to ALARA and other radiation safety requirements.
  • Positions Patients utilizing correct patient immobilization devices with accuracy according to simulation/prescription.
  • Adheres to Radiation Therapist Code of Ethics.
  • May train & supervise students or subordinate Radiation Therapists.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

  • Completion of an accredited Radiation Therapy course approved by ARRT program (AAS)

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Current American Registry of Radiograph Technology (ARRT) – Radiation Therapy Certification
  • WA State Radiologic Technologist license
  • Current AHA BLS Health Care provider card

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

  • Prior experience preferred.

OTHER SKILLS

  • Competent in treatment planning and dosimetry
  • Maintain quality assurance programs in accordance with departmental policy.
  • Strong customer service skills, treat patients with empathy and respect.
  • Demonstrated skills in use of computers and treatment programs

LONGVIEW PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work requires active physical exertion from 34% to 65% of the time.
  • Ability to lift/move objects weighing 50 lbs. or less.
  • Work may require frequent exposure to toxic materials or hazardous waste. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more.
  • Duties require the ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail (more than 65% of work time).

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.  

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.  EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.

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